Sombhojen Limbu

Title:                  Full Time Faculty

Department:      Law

Campus:             KUSL



Mr. Sombhojen Limbu specializes on Constitutional Law with a focus on the Rights of Indigenous People and Minorities. He teaches Clinical Legal Education (CLE) to the undergraduate students.


Master of Laws (LL.M), Constitutional Law, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.


Limbu has a legal career of more than fifteen years. He has experience of serving as a counsel in the Supreme Court as well as other subordinate courts in Nepal. Before joining Kathmandu University School of Law as Full time Faculty, he also worked as a consulting lawyer on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Limbu taught Business Law for B.B.S II Year students at Padma Kanya Campus, the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University. He also conducted moot court sessions as a CLE teacher for LL.B students at Kathmandu School of Law affiliated to Purvanchal University.

As a legal professional, Limbu worked with Dalit NGOs Federation and Legal Aid and Advocacy Campaign Project to prepare and file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) cases at the Supreme Court, particularly challenging existing discriminatory laws and policies adversely affecting the disadvantaged people of Nepal. He also worked as Associate Protection Officer at the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees in Nepal. He is experienced in the right based approach in the protection of human rights as it concerns the people facing disadvantages.

Limbu is a member of Patan Appellate Court Bar Association. Formerly, he was an Executive Member of this Association.


  • Analysis of Supreme Court Judgment on Formation of Court Martial in Nepal, Fair Trial Procedures and Exercise of Discretion, published by Nepal Constitution Foundation, 2014.
  • A Study of Discriminatory Policies, Acts and Regulations against Inherent Rights of Marginalized Dalits, Muslim, Women and Indigenous People, NCARD, 2013.
  • Constituent Assembly and Role of Indigenous People (English Version, Smarika, Appellate Court Bar Association 2006)
  • Rights of Indigenous Nationalities (English version, Special Bulletin, Nepal Bar Association, 2063)
  • Social Justice for Ethnic Communities and New Trends in Nepal (English version, Nyayadoot, Nepal Bar Association, Asoj / Kartik, 2061)
  • Provided research assistance to publish "Supreme Court and Public Interest Litigation relating to Dalit Issues" and "Reservation Modalities for Dalit Communities in Nepal" in the books Published by Dalit NGOs Federation, 2006.
  • Acted as a researcher for the report on Recommendations on the New Constitution for submission to the Constituent Assembly of Nepal, Nepal Bar Association, 2008.
  • Worked as a Researcher on the Criminal Justice System in Nepal, a study conducted by Centre for Legal Research and Resources Development (CeLLrd), 2006.


Several honours and awards from the forums of people facing disadvantages (2005 – 2013)